Colombian band uses recycled materials to make music

Americas Now

Colombian band Latinlatas, literally translated as “Latin Cans,” uses recycled trash to make its instruments. The band dumpster dives to look for materials, so that they can stay true to their environmental message.

Drummer David Castiblanco said that the their goal is to shine a light on saving the environment.

“Recycling needs to start with ourselves,” Castiblanco said.

Colombian band uses recycled materials to make music

Colombian band uses recycled materials to make music

Colombian band Latinlatas, literally translated as "Latin Cans," uses recycled trash to make its instruments. The band dumpster dives to look for materials, so that they can stay true to their environmental message.

While much of Colombia’s more traditional music focuses on love songs, this band sings about animal rights, bicycle usage, and pollution. The band has now grown into a 50-person collective with members focusing on different responsibilities, but all work to use recycled goods.

Americas Now Correspondent Toby Muse visits Bogota, Colombia to speak to Latinlatas about how they are defying tradition and convention in order to work towards a better tomorrow.